Hollyhock Presenters

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Our presenters are curated for their quality, depth, integrity, and alignment with our educational purpose. Since 1982, a distinguished faculty of authors, educators, activists, artists, performers, and practitioners have shared their work at our Cortes Island campus and in Vancouver.

People smiling at Activate 2023 Hollyhock Leadership Institute

Sarah Fuller

Sarah Fuller is a settler-Canadian artist of Icelandic and British descent who works across the mediums of photography, video and installation. She has been an artist in residence at the Ós Residency in Blönduós, Iceland, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Laughing Waters in Nillumbick Shire, Australia, the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, Yukon, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Italy, and the Association of Visual Artists (SIM), Iceland. She holds an MFA from the University of Ottawa and a BFA from Emily Carr University. 

Sarah has taught photography for 20 years, including international workshops in France, Croatia, and Australia. From 2005-2015 she was the Photography Facilitator in the Creative Residencies programme at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and from 2006-2012 served on the Board of the Exposure Photography Festival in Banff/ Calgary.

Recent exhibitions include Redesigning Paradise at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies with artists Mary Anne Barkhouse, Dianne Bos and Penelope Stewart, Terra Incogknita at PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts, and Refugio at the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery. Her video work has been screened at Art on the Screens (Mississauga 2019) and Photophobia (Hamilton 2019)In 2022, Sarah collaborated with Julia Taffe, Aeriosa Dance Company (Vancouver) and Keri Latimer (Winnipeg) on the vertical dance piece Habitats and Camouflage at the Tofino Tree Festival. In 2017 she was commissioned by the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity to create the Canada 150 project Human/Nature  in collaboration with Moment Factory (Montreal).

Sarah’s work is in public and private collections including the Canada Council for the Arts Art Bank, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Walter Phillips Gallery, the Indie Photobook Library and Global Affairs Canada. 


Events with Sarah Fuller

Cyanotypes on Fabric
August 24 - 28, 2024

This alternative photography workshop focuses on the historical Cyanotype photo process, using objects and plants from the Hollyhock ecosystem to create one-of-a-kind images on fabric. Participants will learn how to create Cyanotype prints on fabric and will be encouraged to use natural elements from the Hollyhock ecosystem to create photograms.…